DGN Staff Directory

Jena Abrahamsen

Faculty

Christian Acuna

Radio Station Supervisor

Andrew Adelmann

Faculty

Matthew Akins

Custodian

Maria Alvarez

Custodian (Floater - all locations)

Amber Amarino

Faculty

Deborah Anderson

Bookstore Manager

Justin Anderson

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Principal

Ryan Andree

Groundsman

Stefanie Andrews

Faculty - Department Chair

Stefanie Andrews began her career with District 99 in August of 2022 as the Department ...

Justin Ashton

Faculty

Holly Babich

Administrative Assistant

Holly Babich is a seasoned professional, having spent the majority of her marketing car...

Larry Baca

Faculty

Elizabeth Baltz

Paraprofessional

Emily Beer

Faculty

Amy Bernard

Faculty

Rebecca Bertram

Paraprofessional

Morgan Bianchi

Faculty

Robyn Bican

Faculty

Bailey Bielawa

Faculty

Stephanie Biziarek

Occupational Therapist

Erik Blackwell

Custodian

Chris Blaze

Maintenance Engineer

Josh Bodenheimer

Faculty

Joshua Bodenheimer began his career with District 99 in 2012 and serves as a Spanish an...

Stephan Bolt

Faculty

Michaela Bosela

Paraprofessional

Brandon Bowersox

Custodian

Karimah Boyce

Speech Language Pathologist

Heather Bragg

Paraprofessional

Michelle Bray

Pararprofessional

Dana Briggs

Faculty

Kyle Briscoe

Faculty

Chris Bronke

English & Communications Department Chair

Christopher Bronke began serving as a teacher at Downers Grove South in 2011 and became...

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Chris Brooks

Custodian

Karen Brown

Faculty

Quitin Brown

Custodian

Donna Bryar

Faculty

Jeffrey Buck

Campus Security

Eric Buhot

Faculty

Keith Bullock

Student Assistance Program Coordinator

Keith Bullock serves as the Student Assistance Coordinator at Downers Grove North ...

Jorie Burtnette

Special Services Department Chair

Robert Calder

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Michelle Cannan

Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds

Melissa Carlson

Faculty

Trevor Cassens

Paraprofessional

Guadalupe Castellanos

Campus Security

Christine Christensen

Administrative Assistant - Mathematics and Science

April Clark

Administrative Assistant

Chris Conley

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Kathleen Conquest

Administrative Assistant - CTE

Sarah Cumming

Faculty

David Dau

Faculty

David Dau serves as a mathematics teacher at Downers Grove North High School. Beginning...

Monica Daugherty

Campus Security

Michelle Davis

Faculty

Courtney DeMent

Principal

Sherri Devore-Benitez

School Counselor

Starting in 2007, Dr. Sherri DeVore-Benitez has been a member of the Counseling and Stu...

Jeffrey Dezure

Campus Security

Matthew Dillard

Faculty

Anne Driscoll

faculty

Dylan Dugdale

Faculty

Ruth Dukala

Faculty

Sarah Dunn

Administrative Assistant - Library

Abraham Duran

Faculty

Keith Dvorkin

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Nathan Euler

Custodian

Michael Fagiano

Campus Security

Paula Fernandez

Faculty

Darla Fisher

Faculty

Patrick Fleming

Faculty

Derek Freeman

Technical Support III

Natalie Gannon

Speech Pathologist

Maria Georgiou

Administrative Assistant - English & Communications

Tonya Giannone

Faculty

Nicole Gibson

School Counselor

Since 2008, Nicole Gibson has been a school counselor at North High School. She earned ...

Megan Gilbert

Faculty

Ted Glazier

Faculty

Yolande Gneple

Paraprofessional

Scott Gollan

Faculty

Jeffrey Grant

Faculty

Expertise Area: Anatomy & Physiology; Biology

Matt Greaney

Faculty

Hannah Green

Executive Administrative Assistant - College & Career Center

Hannah Green is an administrative professional, having spent her career in multiple cor...

Chris Guerrieri

Faculty

Expertise Area: Anatomy & Physiology; Biology

Katie Guzan

Faculty

Sandra Guzman

Executive Administrative Assistant - Associate Principal of Operations & Technology

James Haack

Faculty

Alexa Harris

Faculty

Mary Hart

Administrative Assistant - Library

Kimberly Hartsfield

Faculty

Kimberly (Jaros) Hartsfield joined the District 99 community in 2010 and serves as...

Nicolette Hearnden

Paraprofessional

Michael Heinz

Department Chair

Expertise: Chemistry

Sally Heiwig

Faculty

Jonathan Heldmann

Mathematics Department Chair

Jonathan Heldmann is the Mathematics Department Chair at Downers Grove North High Schoo...

Ashley Hernandez

Spanish Home to School Liaison

Anne Herrmann

Faculty

Robbi Hicks

Faculty

Andrew Himes

Faculty

Joshua Hoering

Faculty

Allen Hogg

Administrative Assistant

Joseph Horeni

Faculty

Patti Horn

Technical Support II

Andrea Hough

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry; Physical Science

Kelly Houlihan

Faculty

Gayla Houston

Administrative Assistant - Attendance

Chad Isaacson

Faculty

Melissa Jacobs

Faculty

Joe Jenkins

Custodian

Kevin Johnson

Dean

Since 2016, Kevin Johnson has served as Dean of Students at North High. Mr. Johnson ear...

Paula Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Paula Johnson started with District 99 in 2021. She is the Administrative Assistant to ...

Laura Johnwick

Faculty

Desmond Jones

Paraprofessional

Sonja Kalic

Faculty

Joel Kapitaniuk

Faculty

Joel Kapitaniuk serves a World Language teacher (French, Levels I-V) at Downers Grove N...

Cyndi Karmik

School Counselor

Cyndi Karmik began her career with District 99 in August of 2004 as a Guidance Counselo...

Denise Kavanaugh

Athletic Director

Mohammed Khan

Paraprofessional

Brian Kittinger

Social Worker

Brian came to DGN in 2007 after working three years in a therapeutic day school setting...

Erin Kohlsaat

Faculty

Kenneth Kornafel

Paraprofessional

Cristina Krein

Faculty

Ashlyn LaBud

Faculty

Eric Landschoot

Faculty

Kali Lang

Pool Manager

Steven Larsen

Faculty

Jeanette Lawler

Faculty

Sarah Lawrence

Paraprofessional

Jasen Leathers

Network Support Supervisor

Elizabeth Lee

World Languages Department Chair

Andrea Leith

Faculty

Elizabeth Levin

Faculty

Lisa Lichtman

Instructional Coordinator

Brett Littlehale

School Counselor

Since 2011, Brett Littlehale has worked as a school counselor at North High. He current...

Valerie Lorimer

Collaborative Pianist

Maxx Lozano

Faculty

Dr. Erin Ludwick

Associate Principal for Student Services

Dr. Erin Ludwick is the Associate Principal of Student Services at North High. Dr. Ludw...

Itandhui Luis

School Counselor

Itandehui Luis is new to the counseling department at North this year. She earned her B...

Matthew Madia

Faculty

Nicole Majca

Faculty

Feras Majeed

Faculty

Sharon Mamula

Executive Administrative Assistant - Student Activities

Teri Manderino

College and Career School Counselor

Mrs. Manderino is a school counselor and college & career specialist. She has been ...

Rebeca Manjarres

Physical Therapist

Martin Manzke

Faculty

Megan Marrs

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Jimmy Martinez

Technical Support II

Frank Mavros

Maintenance

Angela McAndrews

School Psychologist

Angela McAndrews has been the School Psychologist at North High since 2003. Mrs. McAndr...

Diane McClellan

Faculty

Mark McConnell

Technical Support II

Kaitlyn McCormack

Social Worker / Intervention Coordinator

Since 2020, Ms. McCormack, also known as "Ms. Mack," has been a Special Servi...

Amanda McDonald

Faculty

Katharine McDonald

Nurse

Kathy is the building nurse at DGN. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology ...

Timothy McDonald

Faculty

Tim McDonald is a mathematics teacher at Downers Grove North. He came to the District i...

Erin McErlean

Faculty

Colleen McLean

Social Worker

Colleen McLean has been working at North High since 1999. Ms. McLean provides social an...

Michael Melie

Faculty

Mark Mirandola

Director of Student Activities

Britni Mitchell

Faculty

Ruby Montano

Administrative Assistant - Health Services

Ruby Montano is the first face you see walking into the Nurse’s office. As admini...

Erin Moore

Faculty

Kara Morrissey

Faculty

Marianne Moscato

Administrative Assistant - PE, Health & Driver Education

Ariel Mozes

Auditorium Manager

Patrick Murphy

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology

Tina Murphy

Administrative Assistant - Dean's Office

Samiyah Nageeb

Faculty

Christopher Nauss

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Meghan Nauss

Faculty

Tracy Nehls

Executive Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal for Counseling & Student Support Services

Tracy Nehls is the Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal for Counseling and S...

Rosanne Nelli

Paraprofessional

Tyler Noe

Faculty

Daniel Novtny

Maintenance

Amy O'Dell

Faculty

Colleen O'Neil

Faculty

Beth O'Riordan

Faculty

Sean Ogren

Faculty

Kim Ourada

Faculty

Michael Pacer

Student Success Coordinator

Mike Pacer is the Student Success Coordinator at DGN. He primarily works with students ...

Keith Palz

Associate Principal for Curriculum & Instruction

Lindsay Panopoulos

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Research topics in Biology

Mandline Pawlik

Administrative Assistant - Attendance Office

Karyn Pearson

Administrative Assisant

SS Phone Number: 630-795-8240

Jennifer Peckenpaugh

Permanent Guest Teacher

James Pedersen

Campus Security

Kenny Pelaez

Faculty

Chloe Penny

Faculty

Frank Piekarz

Faculty

Frank Piekarz began his career with District 99 in 1996 and serves as the Director of C...

Tyler Powell

Maintenance

Jeri Powers

Executive Administrative Assistant

Natalie Preske

Faculty

Debra Principe

Paraprofessional

Robert Prueter

Custodian

Joann Purcell

Faculty

Paula Rada

Instructional Aide Specialist - World Languages

Ivan Rainey

Custodian - Floater

Russell Rau

Lead Campus Security Officer

Allyson Redman

Paraprofessional

Michael Reed

Campus Security

Anna Regan

Administrative Assistant - Special Services

Ashley Remegi

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Physical Science

Arlene Reusz

Administrative Assistant II - Technical Support

Mary Ricklefs

Faculty

Marcos Rico

Faculty

Blazo Ristov

Custodian

Nicole Roback

Assistant Supervisor of Building & Grounds

Mina Rodriguez

Paraprofessional

Michael Roethler

Social Studies Department Chair

Dennis Rogala

Faculty

Take a look inside Mr. Rogala's classroom in his Opening Doors video with Ms. Beck!

Paul Rowley

Interventionist

As an Interventionist, Paul assists and supports students in their quest to improve aca...

Jon Rush

AI Supervisor

Barb Rustik

Data Processor

Thomas Saam

Faculty

Thomas Saam began his career with District 99 in 2003 and serves as the Social Studies ...

Janice Sanders

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director

Jennifer Sauter

Speech Pathologist

Katelyn Schaefer

Faculty

Katelyn (Kordecki) Schaefer serves as a Career and Technical Education teacher at Downe...

Ruth Schneider

Registrar

Ruth Schneider joined District 99 in 2005 and serves as the Registrar at Downers Grove ...

Carolina Schoenbeck

Transition 99 Coordinator

Say Seang

Custodian

Brenda Secco

Duplicating

Sharyn Serafin

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Jeanne Seyller

Faculty

Mariela Siegert

Faculty

Amy Simler

Faculty

Elaine Simos

Faculty

John Sipple

Faculty

Expertise Area: Chemistry

Jessen T Smith

Faculty

Kathy Smith

Faculty

Ken Sorensen

Associate Principal for Operations & Technology

Karen Spahr-Thomas

Faculty

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Dawn Sprengel

Faculty

Michael Steiner

Campus Security

Greg Stolzer

School Counselor

As a counselor, Greg Stolzer works to support students academically, emotionally as wel...

Rachael Sutton

Custodian

Kara Svoboda

Paraprofessional

Michael Szymanski

Faculty

Expertise Area: Physics

Christy Tajak

Faculty

Rebecca Talavera

Dean

Rebecca Talavera is the Dean of Students at North High. She earned her Bachelor's i...

Mary Beth Tamm

Nurse

Starting in 2009, Mary Beth Tamm has been North High’s Certified School Nurse. Ms...

Kelsey Taylor

Faculty

Sara Temple

Faculty

Geoffrey Tews

Maintenance

James Thomas

Faculty

Marjorie Thomas

Faculty

Tim Tilton

Dean

Tim Tilton is the Dean of Students at North High. Mr. Tilton earned his Bachelor of Art...

Lucia Torres

Faculty

Alex Valdez

Social Worker

Alex has been working at DGN since 2019 and has been a school social worker for four ye...

Monica Vandermyde

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Supervisor of Building and Grounds

Milanka Vasilic

Faculty

Brian Veit

Department Chair - CTE

Edward Voelker

Faculty

Alyssa Vrdoljak

Faculty

John Waite

Faculty

Take a look inside Mr. Waite's classroom in his Opening Doors video!

Rachel Walker

Faculty

John Wander

Faculty

Brian Wardlow

Faculty

Mark Wasik

School Counselor

Mark Wasik is a School Counselor at Downers Grove North High School and also serves as ...

Matthew Weber

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Chemistry

Jacquelyn Weishaar

Faculty

Expertise Area: Biology; Environmental Science

Mr. Courtney White

Department Chair - Physical, Health, & Driver Education

Terri Wilson

School Psychologist

Terri Wilson is North High’s School Psychologist. Ms. Wilson earned her Bachelor ...

Kimberly Winter

Administrative Assistant - Main Office

Olivia Wojciak

Faculty

Gina Wych

Fine Arts Department Chair

Amanda Zall

Faculty

Kelly Zuerner

Associate Principal for Staff & Students